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Alphabet shares - ER problem solved?

Alphabet shares can be used to pay varying dividend rates to different shareholders. The updated test introduced in the 2018 Budget appeared to threaten entrepreneurs’ relief for these. What’s the latest? More...


Budget change = ER trap

If your clients are contemplating selling shares, the 2018 Budget contained announcements that mean you may need to review their eligibility for entrepreneurs’ relief as a matter of urgency. What’s the story? More...


Securing CGT relief on an unincorporated business sale

Entrepreneurs’ relief doesn’t just apply to sales of company shares, but the provisions concerning sole trades and partnership interests are less well known. Why are disposals of part of a business particularly tricky and how can you help clients secure relief? More...


Advance planning for capital gains tax and inheritance tax

Husband and wife clients have received an offer for the sale of their trading company. They are hoping to use some of the proceeds to provide for their family. What pre-sale planning can be done to save them both capital gains tax and inheritance tax? More...


What counts as “ordinary” share capital?

Entrepreneurs’ relief can apply to a disposal of shares, provided your client held at least 5% of the “ordinary” share capital. Does this include preference shares? More...


Advising on a share sale in practice

A number of recent tribunal cases have highlighted just how difficult securing entrepreneurs’ relief can be. When advising your clients, what pitfalls do you need to be aware of in order to ensure relief is not lost? More...


Secure a 10% CGT rate by one means or another

The 2016 Budget contained several measures to clarify the availability of entrepreneurs’ relief. What should you check for on behalf of your clients, and how might a new relief mean they get favourable tax treatment on new investments? More...


Entrepreneurs’ relief attacked again

Following the abolition of ER on the sale of goodwill to a connected company, the relief has been targeted again in the Budget. What’s been hit this time? More...


No ER on goodwill on incorporation

Entrepreneurs’ relief on the transfer of goodwill on incorporation was abolished in the Autumn Statement. What should you be advising on incorporations now? More...


Using a multiple completion contract to preserve ER

If a client’s company is looking to buy out a shareholder, you might advise them to purchase the shares in stages for cash-flow reasons. But this could result in the disposal not qualifying for entrepreneurs’ relief (ER). What’s the solution? More...
Last updated: 24.05.2019

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